Lleida Esportiu vs Real Sociedad
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 26th October 2017
Kick off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Camp d’Esports de Lleida (Lleida).
Lleida Esportiu will come into the biggest fixture of the season packed with optimism after bagging four past Cornella in the weekend’s Segunda B action.
Can the superb attacking form guide the third-division outfit to a miraculous success against Real Sociedad in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie?
Club’s ambitions rose significantly after a pleasant streak of three wins and a draw in last four league outings.
The manager Gerard Albadalejo can especially be thrilled with the form of his attacking duo Jorge Felix and Ivan Agudo who have combined the total of nine goals in Segunda B so far.
Agudo was on target in the first round of Copa del Rey as well when he made the difference netting the only goal of the game against Melilla in late August.
Sociedad have been playing hot and cold since the season started, but they are still in the top half of the Primera Division table.
Eusebio Sacristian’s men finally managed to end the negative run by beating Deportivo Alaves two weeks ago and backed up the fine display by destroying Macedonian Vardar in Europa League four days later.
However, the previous round has seen the Basques dropping the ball once again as they barely managed a last-gasp draw at home to Espanyol (1-1) thanks to Illara’s goal after a beautiful delivery by the substitute Adnan Januzaj.
Lleida Esportiu vs Real Sociedad: Head to head
The two teams have not had the chance to meet each other in the past.
Lleida Esportiu vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Sacristian will likely use the fixture with Lleida to mix up his lineup a bit. The hosts might well be able to take advantage of it and back up the tremendous attacking performance from the league outing.
We’ll be brave and back both teams to score at the odds of 19/20 here.
Lleida Esportiu vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips
The first bet is BTTS at 1.95.
The value is in backing Real Sociedad to win & BTTS at 3.10.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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